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Petula Dvorak

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


Under the proposed measure the city would pay 50 of its most troubled young criminals to be good.

  • Feb 8, 2016

In Northern Virginia, a longtime abortion provider retired, setting a grand deception in motion.

  • Feb 4, 2016

Before she was slain, Nicole Madison Lovell used the Web to escape health problems, bullies and being 13.

  • Feb 2, 2016

Our houses may never recover from the damage done by our marauding, snowstorm-bound children.

  • Jan 28, 2016

Are we raising a future generation of basement dwellers? Sometimes it feels like it.

  • Jan 25, 2016

Where’s the War College for snow preparation? Because Washington desperately needs a new strategy.

  • Jan 21, 2016

The Capitol Hill treehouse furor is another example of growing intolerance for kid-fueled enterprises.

  • Jan 18, 2016

Some lawmakers want to recognize out-of-state concealed handgun permits that violate Virginia’s laws.

  • Jan 14, 2016

Playing is addictive for the poor and elderly. Even so, I couldn’t resist a $1.3 billion jackpot.

  • Jan 11, 2016

This just in for Easter: Post columnist delivers a golden egg of a tale about how a children’s book has inspired women to be bold.

  • Apr 3, 2015
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Petula is a columnist for The Washington Post's local team who writes about homeless shelters, gun control, high heels, high school choirs, the politics of parenting, jails, abortion clinics, mayors, modern families, strip clubs and gas prices, among other things. Before coming to The Post, she covered social issues, crime, and courts in New Orleans, New Jersey and Los Angeles. She lives in D.C., is a graduate of the University of Southern California and the mother of two boys.
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